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Babies, Toddlers Face Elevated Health Risks Related to Heat Wave

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With a heat dome roasting much of the United States this week, parents of babies and young children are facing unique weather-related challenges. Dr. Dennis Woo, a pediatrician at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, offers 10 tips to protect young...
22-Jul-2016 8:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica’s Chief of Staff Has the Right Rx for Traffic Blues: Public Transit

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Dr. Roger Lee, chief of staff at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, is doing his part to reduce traffic on the roadways and cut down on air pollution. Thanks to his smartphone and apps for the Big Blue Bus and Metro Rail, Dr. Lee has public transit...
19-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cancer-Fighting Gene Immunotherapy Shows Promise as Treatment for HIV

Researchers from the UCLA AIDS Institute and Center for AIDS Research found that recently discovered potent antibodies can be used to generate a specific type of cell called chimeric antigen receptors, or CARs, that can be used to kill cells...
15-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Study Unlocks Key Mechanisms That Determine Acquired Resistance to Immunotherapy in Advanced Melanoma

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UCLA researchers have for the first time identified mechanisms that determine how advanced melanoma can become resistant to immune checkpoint inhibitors, a discovery that could lead to the development of new and improved treatments for the deadliest...
12-Jul-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nearly half of California nursing home residents complete end-of-life care orders

Research finds broad acceptance of written end-of-life care orders among California nursing home residents, with nearly half completing a Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or POLST, form in 2011. The study also found no difference in...
12-Jul-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Grindr, the Social Networking App, Can Be an Effective Way to Distribute HIV Home-Testing Kits, UCLA Study Finds

Gay social and sexual networking app Grindr is an effective means through which to distribute HIV self-testing kits among men who have sex with men who have a high risk for contracting the virus.
12-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Researchers Discover an Immunotherapy Combination That Effectively Treats Advanced Brain Cancer in Pre-Clinical Models

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UCLA researchers have developed a new breakthrough combination treatment that utilizes a vaccine to activate an immune response against advanced brain tumors.
7-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

U.S. Needs Greater Preparation for Next Severe Public Health Threats, Independent Panel Finds

An Independent Panel formed to review the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s response to Ebola calls for increased coordination both within HHS and across all involved federal agencies and strengthened coordination and collaboration...
30-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tips to Keep Fit Over Summer Break

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Many students view summer vacation as a time be lazy and relax, but it’s important for kids to keep up their physical activity year-round. Here are some fun physical exercise tips from P.E. coaches affiliated with UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind.
21-Jul-2016 6:05 PM EDT

So You Think You Know About Vasectomies? UCLA Urologist Debunks 5 Myths

19-Jul-2016 7:05 PM EDT

UCLA Expert Available to Comment on New FDA-Approved Dissolving Heart Stent

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6-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT

UCLA Health Experts Advisory for July

UCLA Health Experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics of interest for the month of July.
27-Jun-2016 7:05 PM EDT

Health Tips for Traveling Abroad with Kids

Before your family heads to Mexico, Asia or beyond, do a little planning ahead of time to keep everyone healthy during their journey. Dr. Nava Yeganeh, an assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases and director of the Pediatric...
24-Jun-2016 5:05 PM EDT

Summer's Here...swimmer's Ear

Swimming is synonymous with summer. But more time in water can lead to a painful infection of the external ear canal called swimmer’s ear. Here's how to prevent and treat it.
10-Jun-2016 8:55 AM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss Osteoporosis Meds

2-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Experts Available for Interviews Regarding FDA’s New Recommended Guidelines for Sodium Intake

1-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT

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